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We only have each other. It’s just you and me.

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Do you think that the problem with the hardworking black girl stereotype demonstrated by Tiana wouldn't be as problematic if she wasn't only black girl in the lineup?

- Anonymous

waltdisneyconfessionsrage:

Absolutely.

If Tiana wasn’t the only presence of blackness in the line up, she wouldn’t be seen as the ‘ambassador’. She wouldn’t have the hopes and dreams of all black girls and women lumped on her shoulders the way she does now. A lot of the disappointment came from people who wanted to see a black woman finally be seen as the paragon of beauty and grace. They wanted a black Princess who could be delicate and need saving, because that’s something black women do not get to feel as they’re expected to be strong and endlessly resilient and self-reliant.

If there were other examples of black womanhood shown beside her the way there are the for the white Princesses, I don’t think the reaction or perception of her would be as hard as it is.

Tiana’s viewed as problematic largely because Disney waited to unpack these personality traits on the black Princess… ones already negatively associated with black womanhood, going back to slavery days where they were viewed as “mules” and expected to carry heavy burdens without so much as batting an eyelash.

But Snow White gets to be a damsel in distress. Cinderella gets to be pursued for love. Aurora gets to be graceful and coy. Ariel, Rapunzel, Merida and now Anna and Elsa (queen or not)… White girls get to see various incarnations of womanhood… but Arabic, South Asian, East Asian, Native American, Black, and all OTHER WoC have to settle for what we’re given?

There’s something fundamentally flawed about that.

-ren

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You cannot say that you like Pocahontas. The genocide of my people is turned into a cartoon musical with a singing raccoon? I mean, think about it, dawg, the real story of Pocahontas is about a bunch of white boys who come to my land, bribe the corrupt indian chief, kill off all the warriors and fuck the indian princess silly.

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lightspeedsound:

hildahuffle:

robot-heart-politics:

note-a-bear:

stephaniebrownisback:

lindsayetumbls:

horticulturalcephalopod:

shadowroseknight24:

Why are we shitting on a kids movie? It’s a movie, calm the fuck down. If you liked it, awesome. If you hate it, alrighty. Just stop. I’ve seen this presentation so many times that it’s stupid.  

  Does anybody really watch to enjoy or to be a huge critic? 

"Shitting on a kids movie" Did you even fucking read what I wrote? If you think pointing out its problematic side while telling people that they can like what they like = shitting on a movie lol

Here’s the fucking thing though, I’m “shitting” on a kids movie because media has a huge, huge impact on how we view society. And do you know who’s really impressionable? Kids.

Have you heard of the Clark Doll Experiments where African American children repeatedly picked the white doll over the black doll? Why do you think that is? If you guessed internalized racism from negative media portrayals of blackness and normalization of white beauty standards, you’d be right. Or how about this recent study that shows that TV boosts the self esteem of white boys? Huh, I wonder if that’s because characters tend to be overwhelmingly white and male.

The thing is that how people are represented (or not represented) in media shapes core social opinions and even self esteems of young children. Disney, a company that specializes in media for children, perpetuating media inequality is a problem that should be pointed out and criticized.

Sorry your “I just watch things to shit on them because I’m a party pooper” strawman does not exist.

So yeah why don’t you sit the fuck back down and go block Frozen on Tumblr Savior if you’re so upset. Thanks.

What I find bewildering is the focus Tumblr has on Frozen as opposed to, you know, every other thing in Hollywood. I don’t see this kind of rage directed at the Avengers. I’m not disagreeing with the red pen OP fundamentally, but that Frozen in particular has been on the end of so much representation-oriented ire when much more par for the course, dumb Hollywood schlock goes un-remarked on. What, GI Joe: Retaliation gets a pass because The Rock is Samoan? If you’re going to call foul, take a bigger look at the wider picture. I find the obsession with Frozen a bit wearisome. 

And “I just watch things to shit on them because I’m a party pooper” totally exist. Trust me. I am that strawman.

I’m pretty sure it’s because the Disney Princess brand and the Disney brand in general is one of the earliest experiences with film media that a kid will really experience and it will remain one that they grow up with, hence why it’s important to expose kids to give kids a variety of role models (i.e. not only one) of their own race at an early age.

side note: I love how somehow media aimed at young girls and women is always “not worth all the criticism”

And by love I mean I see y’all

Media for kids, media for women, media for young girls are all important and ALL deserve a critical viewing

so y’know, before you open your yap to talk about “why this and not X, Y, Z” how about shut the fuck up

“What I find bewildering is the focus Tumblr has on Frozen as opposed to, you know, every other thing in Hollywood.”

You obviously don’t spend much time on Tumblr. 

There are literally thousands of posts on Tumblr about racism, representation, appropriation, and whitewashing in American media—not just movies, but TV shows, music, books, print media, fashion, and more—and these discussions go on just as frequently outside of Tumblr, but NO. This is just a bunch of angry POC blowing ONE SINGLE DISNEY MOVIE all out of proportion, because if white people can keep saying, “Why are you so mad? It’s just one movie! Stop being ridiculous!” every single time this comes up, even if it comes up THOUSANDS of times, they can act like systemic racism isn’t still a problem and like we all live in some happy rainbow equality fantasy world where they don’t have to take responsibility for their own bullshit.

hahahah continuation of me being an annoying social justice reblogger 

you have beautiful handwriting

Disney is important because kids don’t know any better so they’ll just grow up thinking racism/segregation is acceptable unless we tell them otherwise. 

dude Avengers == hawkeye initiative? also thats like a level of its own… black widow cant even get her own movie after 3 iron mans? 2 avengers? 2 captain americas? 2 thors? theres no excuse for that. 

THIS IS INFINITELY BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL POSt

etonia:

kordova:

calling kuzco a princess because he’s whiny and selfish and sassy makes me feel like you think women are inherently whiny, selfish and sassy 

#basically yeah#this fucking joke just needs to die

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This is a question for Lauren: I was really pleased in a recent post that you brought attention to Disney's habit of using animal transformations to obscure the presence of POCs in their work. It occurred to me that Brave, while celebrated for not only making the mother a present figure in the text but for focusing the plot on the mother-daughter relationship, uses this same devise on said mother. I was curious what thoughts you had on the subject?

- lainexox

disneyforprincesses:

I mean, I’m not saying that the whole turning into an animal trope is inherently bad. It can be a good thing, definitely.

But Elinor is not the main character (neither is the Beast if anyone wants to bring up that the Prince is a beast for most of the movie). Brave is marketed to be about Merida. And I think that very much shows in the fact that we as the audience can’t understand Elinor. Because neither can Merida and we are meant to view the story through Merida’s eyes.

So it’s not quite the same thing.

The problem I have with the trope is that is frequently used with POC main characters that Disney (and in turn Disney fans who don’t like blogs like ours and people who aren’t even Disney fans but who just like to talk shit like they know what they’re talking about) counts as diversity tokens if you know what I mean. Tiana is the only princess to transform into an animal (and no, Ariel doesn’t count. Ariel is always Ariel. Ariel is always a white woman, her bottom half just switches) but she is also the only black princess. So Disney celebrates the fact that they have a black princess, all these other people say “ugh why are you complaining about diversity when you have a BLACK PRINCESS” when that black princess only spends nineteen minutes of her film as human, let alone a visible black woman . That’s what i call invisible diversity.

Also if you look at the number of white main characters vs the number of POC main characters and then look at how many are turned into animals in each, you’ll see how big of a bite that trope takes out of the POC side, while it barely makes a dent in the white side.

And considering that trope has been used on 3 of the last 4 films that starred POC, that’s where it gets problematic.

You can’t claim diversity if we’re watching a frog or a bear or a llama the entire time.

-Lauren

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i-am-mafalda:

kismesister:

friendlytroll:

mamasam:

stopthatimp:

nani was NINETEEN and such a fucking badass who was so protective of lilo and just ROLLED with aliens being a thing towards the end of the movie. #1 Disney relative of all time.

I have honestly been waiting AGES for the right gifset to express the wonderful perfection that is Nani. She is not only protective of Lilo, she respects the way Lilo’s imagination and quirkiness works.

Pudge the fish got a peanut butter sandwich every Thursday. Nani does not argue the logic of feeding him, only suggests an alternative sandwich when they are out of peanut butter. Lilo was allowed to take as many photos of whatever mundane or odd subjects as she wanted and Nani would get them developed. Nani recognized what were important habits for Lilo.

When Lilo asks for a pet lobster, Nani does not tell her that lobsters are not pets. She tells her, “We don’t have a lobster door, we have a dog door.” She makes sure the woman at the pound does not tell Lilo that “Stitch is not a real name”.

NANI SPENDS THE ENTIRE MOVIE MAKING SURE THAT LILO NEVER FEELS LIKE HER IDEAS ARE WRONG.

The only time we truly see Nani get angry with Lilo is when she is scared of Lilo being taken away. Nani spends the entire movie stressed out over taking care of her sister, trying to find a job, trying to make sure her sister has a friend, and yet she is always willing to put that extra effort, over and over again, to make sure that Lilo always believes that anything is possible.

This is a great moment because she probably *remembered* that Lilo said this once. And you know what? Shes not ending this day by letting her little sister think this is her fault. She’s not having an easy time trying to be a parent, but she knows none of this is her sisters fault, and shes not going to let her think it is. 

And half of her terror of losing Lilo isnt even just losing her family; its knowing that wherever Lilo goes, they won’t know how to do these things. They won’t understand her. 

What a good movie. 

Casual reminder that the reason Lilo obsessively feeds the fish is because her parents died in a rainstorm and she firmly believes Pudge controls the weather. If you pay attention to the feeding sequence you will notice that storm clouds recede and dissipate, a visual narrative that confirms this.

It’s not just a habit. It’s a very real part of Lilo’s healing process and Nani understands that.

Also if you pay attention to Nani’s room you’ll notice she had surfing posters and trophies. She was very much on her way to being a pro surfer but had to give it up to become the adult Lilo needed her to be.

And not ONCE does Nani show her sister any resentment. It’s worth it to keep her family together. This is a young woman who is willing to sacrifice all of her dreams and make incredibly grown up decisions.

What I am saying is Nani is the best disney princess of all time. Disney Queen even.

No, YOU’RE crying big sister feelings about this. 

I’m fucking crying now.

(via poop-fart-princess)

thisiswhiteprivilege:

boygeorgemichaelbluth:

carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

danishnerdess:

queenchelly:

Frozen Inuit princesses redesigns. <3I think it would have been really awesome if they did something like this instead. Either way, it was really fun to gather reference and draw some snowy cuties.

You do realise that Frozen is based on a fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen - a Dane. And let me inform you that the ethnic demografic of Denmark was almost exclusively caucasian until after WWII - so I think it is really unfair to criticise Disney of whitewashing when it was written and takes place in a country where literally everyone was white!

it’s got a fucking talking snowman and a breed of mono-antlered reindeer with split hooves that’s being impossibly ridden like it’s a fucking caribou and you wanna go out of your way to paragraph at someone about “criticism” when it’s just a picture with the caption “would have been cool if it were like this but i had fun drawing”
you literally want to flop in “historical accuracy” when it’s set in a fictional kingdom, with an amalgamation of clothing styles that are either butchered attempts or native to no one, freaking snow magic, and—allow me to repeat— talking snowmen and improper riding of reindeer that aren’t built to be ridden in the first place. but suddenly Inuit redesigns aren’t historically accurate enough? Because the author of a fictional story was a white Dane?? Might you be interested in learning that the earliest known version of Cinderella was about a Greek slave girl and an Egyptian pharaoh? Historical accuracy doesn’t mean squat to Disney and everyone knows it, it’s an extremely tripe card to pull.
you wanna talk history tho? Greenland was settled by pre-Inuit cultures around what is believed to be 2500BC give or take. King Christian IV claimed Greenland for Denmark in the early 1600s. Which they ‘inherited’ from the Norse, who still only got there in about 980 AD a good 3000 years after the Saqqaq culture(pre-Inuit) did. 
do you literally think that every single person in Denmark/Scandanavia was some kind of 100% white Aryan wet dream until magically after world war 2 some brown people finally wandered by??? even though they had an entire country full of indigenous peoples under their thumb AND a monopoly on trade with the place until like 1953 like is that really something that is going through your head at this very moment because i am truly aghast.
Ask yourselves why you find yourselves thinking, believing, and vehemently protesting that "there were no PoC in [insert european country here] at the time anyways!!!!" like seriously sit down and think about who taught you that white people hold a monopoly on existing every goddamn where.
It’s fanart, a redesign, based on what would have been neat. and there’s literally zero reason to tear it apart just because you’re uncomfortable about the fact that they’re not white.

Also Caucasian is not another word for white

We always like a good smackdown

thisiswhiteprivilege:

boygeorgemichaelbluth:

carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

danishnerdess:

queenchelly:

Frozen Inuit princesses redesigns. <3
I think it would have been really awesome if they did something like this instead. Either way, it was really fun to gather reference and draw some snowy cuties.

You do realise that Frozen is based on a fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen - a Dane. And let me inform you that the ethnic demografic of Denmark was almost exclusively caucasian until after WWII - so I think it is really unfair to criticise Disney of whitewashing when it was written and takes place in a country where literally everyone was white!

it’s got a fucking talking snowman and a breed of mono-antlered reindeer with split hooves that’s being impossibly ridden like it’s a fucking caribou and you wanna go out of your way to paragraph at someone about “criticism” when it’s just a picture with the caption “would have been cool if it were like this but i had fun drawing”

you literally want to flop in “historical accuracy” when it’s set in a fictional kingdom, with an amalgamation of clothing styles that are either butchered attempts or native to no one, freaking snow magic, and—allow me to repeat— talking snowmen and improper riding of reindeer that aren’t built to be ridden in the first place. but suddenly Inuit redesigns aren’t historically accurate enough? Because the author of a fictional story was a white Dane?? Might you be interested in learning that the earliest known version of Cinderella was about a Greek slave girl and an Egyptian pharaoh? Historical accuracy doesn’t mean squat to Disney and everyone knows it, it’s an extremely tripe card to pull.

you wanna talk history tho? Greenland was settled by pre-Inuit cultures around what is believed to be 2500BC give or take. King Christian IV claimed Greenland for Denmark in the early 1600s. Which they ‘inherited’ from the Norse, who still only got there in about 980 AD a good 3000 years after the Saqqaq culture(pre-Inuit) did. 

do you literally think that every single person in Denmark/Scandanavia was some kind of 100% white Aryan wet dream until magically after world war 2 some brown people finally wandered by??? even though they had an entire country full of indigenous peoples under their thumb AND a monopoly on trade with the place until like 1953 like is that really something that is going through your head at this very moment because i am truly aghast.

Ask yourselves why you find yourselves thinking, believing, and vehemently protesting that "there were no PoC in [insert european country here] at the time anyways!!!!" like seriously sit down and think about who taught you that white people hold a monopoly on existing every goddamn where.

It’s fanart, a redesign, based on what would have been neat. and there’s literally zero reason to tear it apart just because you’re uncomfortable about the fact that they’re not white.

Also Caucasian is not another word for white

We always like a good smackdown

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raptorific:

Seriously, it surprises me that people still don’t get that “whitewashing” doesn’t just mean “taking a character of color and turning them white,” but also applies to “focusing disproportionately on the stories of white people,” “glossing over or altering parts of a story to make it more palatable or make white people look better,” and “treating ‘white’ as the default race”

The fact that Disney churns out film after film after film after film about white people with a maximum of one film per ethnicity that showcases a group other than white people is whitewashing.

The fact that the story of “Pocahontas” (not her real name) has been substantially altered so that some of the white people in that story don’t look like such villains, with John Smith younger and Pocahontas significantly older, as well as recounting a popular myth of her saving John Smith from near-execution (a story John Smith made up to make himself look brave, the real Pocahontas told him to stop telling and hated him for using her to make himself look good, and he started to spread like wildfire after she died because she could no longer object) is whitewashing.

The fact that the characters on “How I Met Your Mother” are all white, and they supposedly live in New York City, but apparently associate exclusively with other white people (with the exception of Wayne Brady, who occasionally visits from out of town, and a recurring taxi driver) is whitewashing.

The fact that the Doctor has now been a white man a full twelve times in a row is whitewashing even though the character’s always been white, because the idea that there’s a character whose entire appearance can change in a matter of seconds, yet ends up white twelve times in a row by pure random chance, implies that white is a neutral default and other races are a deviation from that norm. 

The fact that people get really angry at the suggestion that characters like Newt Scamander or Hermione Granger could be black because the books never explicitly say “they are black” is whitewashing.

Because that’s the thing. People often assume that when someone’s race isn’t explicitly specified, they’re white. People insist that Katniss Everdeen must be white because it is possible for them to rationalize that idea in their head. People think of white as “raceless” and every other color or ethnicity as “raced,” and that’s what we call “eurocentrism.” 

And that’s the thing about whitewashing. It’s this idea that a “person” is white, and a “person of color” is black or asian or arab or latin@ or whatever they might be.

It’s why people call John Stewart the “Black Green Lantern” but just call Hal Jordan the “Green Lantern.” It’s why Miles Morales is called “Black Spider-man” but Peter Parker is just “Spider-man.” If you want to throw gender into the mix, it’s why Jennifer Walters is the “She-Hulk” but Bruce Banner isn’t the “He-Hulk.”

People think “character” is white and “character + black” is black. There is no default race. Community did a whole episode about how a truly raceless character would look something like this monstrosity:

But there’s the tricky part: Once you stop thinking of white characters as “character” and start thinking of them as “character + white,” it becomes really overwhelming how many characters are white. 

I mean, I know there’s a kerfuffle over Disney Princesses right now, so let’s look at the list of official Disney Princesses, shall we? That is, let’s look at the list and include everyone’s race, not just the princesses of color:

  • Snow White + White
  • Cinderella + White
  • Aurora + White
  • Ariel + White
  • Belle + White
  • Jasmine + Arab
  • Pocahontas + Native American
  • Mulan + Asian
  • Tiana + Black
  • Rapunzel + White
  • Merida + White
    Soon to be added:
  • Anna + White
  • Elsa + White

4 of those 13 women are women of color. All four of those women of color are different races than one another. At the moment, the number of white princesses is seven, but it’s about to go up to nine. All nine of those princesses are the same race as one another, despite a few of them being different nationalities, although most of them hail from Western Europe.

And a lot of people are saying “but they’re just accurately portraying the parts of the world those stories are set in!” First of all, the presence of a person of color has never been implausible in any part of the world, in any period of human history. Hell, a bunch of these movies were set after Shakespeare had born, lived, and died, but he still managed to write a play set centuries earlier featuring a black male lead in Italy. 

Second, and most importantly, it’s not like they are being assigned a setting at random and have to accommodate it in their character designs. The people at Disney choose to set film after film after film in France and Germany and Denmark.

It’s not that those areas produce more or better fairy tales and folk tales than any of the other continents, it’s that the stories that come from those areas are the ones Disney considers universal.

In the eyes of Disney, there’s a Princess for Black little girls to look up to, a Princess for Native little girls to look up to, a Princess for Arab little girls to look up to, a Princess for Asian little girls to look up to, and nine princesses for all little girls to look up to. It’s no coincidence that in almost all promotional art featuring the “Princess Lineup,” Jasmine, Tiana, Mulan, and Pocahontas are all standing in the back, usually obscured by other white Princesses’ dresses, while the blonde lady brigade stands in the front. 

And that is whitewashing.

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raptorific:

Seriously, it surprises me that people still don’t get that “whitewashing” doesn’t just mean “taking a character of color and turning them white,” but also applies to “focusing disproportionately on the stories of white people,” “glossing over or altering parts of a story to make it more palatable or make white people look better,” and “treating ‘white’ as the default race”

The fact that Disney churns out film after film after film after film about white people with a maximum of one film per ethnicity that showcases a group other than white people is whitewashing.

The fact that the story of “Pocahontas” (not her real name) has been substantially altered so that some of the white people in that story don’t look like such villains, with John Smith younger and Pocahontas significantly older, as well as recounting a popular myth of her saving John Smith from near-execution (a story John Smith made up to make himself look brave, the real Pocahontas told him to stop telling and hated him for using her to make himself look good, and he started to spread like wildfire after she died because she could no longer object) is whitewashing.

The fact that the characters on “How I Met Your Mother” are all white, and they supposedly live in New York City, but apparently associate exclusively with other white people (with the exception of Wayne Brady, who occasionally visits from out of town, and a recurring taxi driver) is whitewashing.

The fact that the Doctor has now been a white man a full twelve times in a row is whitewashing even though the character’s always been white, because the idea that there’s a character whose entire appearance can change in a matter of seconds, yet ends up white twelve times in a row by pure random chance, implies that white is a neutral default and other races are a deviation from that norm. 

The fact that people get really angry at the suggestion that characters like Newt Scamander or Hermione Granger could be black because the books never explicitly say “they are black” is whitewashing.

Because that’s the thing. People often assume that when someone’s race isn’t explicitly specified, they’re white. People insist that Katniss Everdeen must be white because it is possible for them to rationalize that idea in their head. People think of white as “raceless” and every other color or ethnicity as “raced,” and that’s what we call “eurocentrism.” 

And that’s the thing about whitewashing. It’s this idea that a “person” is white, and a “person of color” is black or asian or arab or latin@ or whatever they might be.

It’s why people call John Stewart the “Black Green Lantern” but just call Hal Jordan the “Green Lantern.” It’s why Miles Morales is called “Black Spider-man” but Peter Parker is just “Spider-man.” If you want to throw gender into the mix, it’s why Jennifer Walters is the “She-Hulk” but Bruce Banner isn’t the “He-Hulk.”

People think “character” is white and “character + black” is black. There is no default race. Community did a whole episode about how a truly raceless character would look something like this monstrosity:

But there’s the tricky part: Once you stop thinking of white characters as “character” and start thinking of them as “character + white,” it becomes really overwhelming how many characters are white. 

I mean, I know there’s a kerfuffle over Disney Princesses right now, so let’s look at the list of official Disney Princesses, shall we? That is, let’s look at the list and include everyone’s race, not just the princesses of color:

  • Snow White + White
  • Cinderella + White
  • Aurora + White
  • Ariel + White
  • Belle + White
  • Jasmine + Arab
  • Pocahontas + Native American
  • Mulan + Asian
  • Tiana + Black
  • Rapunzel + White
  • Merida + White
    Soon to be added:
  • Anna + White
  • Elsa + White

4 of those 13 women are women of color. All four of those women of color are different races than one another. At the moment, the number of white princesses is seven, but it’s about to go up to nine. All nine of those princesses are the same race as one another, despite a few of them being different nationalities, although most of them hail from Western Europe.

And a lot of people are saying “but they’re just accurately portraying the parts of the world those stories are set in!” First of all, the presence of a person of color has never been implausible in any part of the world, in any period of human history. Hell, a bunch of these movies were set after Shakespeare had born, lived, and died, but he still managed to write a play set centuries earlier featuring a black male lead in Italy. 

Second, and most importantly, it’s not like they are being assigned a setting at random and have to accommodate it in their character designs. The people at Disney choose to set film after film after film in France and Germany and Denmark.

It’s not that those areas produce more or better fairy tales and folk tales than any of the other continents, it’s that the stories that come from those areas are the ones Disney considers universal.

In the eyes of Disney, there’s a Princess for Black little girls to look up to, a Princess for Native little girls to look up to, a Princess for Arab little girls to look up to, a Princess for Asian little girls to look up to, and nine princesses for all little girls to look up to. It’s no coincidence that in almost all promotional art featuring the “Princess Lineup,” Jasmine, Tiana, Mulan, and Pocahontas are all standing in the back, usually obscured by other white Princesses’ dresses, while the blonde lady brigade stands in the front. 

And that is whitewashing.

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mamasam:

stopthatimp:

nani was NINETEEN and such a fucking badass who was so protective of lilo and just ROLLED with aliens being a thing towards the end of the movie. #1 Disney relative of all time.

I have honestly been waiting AGES for the right gifset to express the wonderful perfection that is Nani. She is not only protective of Lilo, she respects the way Lilo’s imagination and quirkiness works.

Pudge the fish got a peanut butter sandwich every Thursday. Nani does not argue the logic of feeding him, only suggests an alternative sandwich when they are out of peanut butter. Lilo was allowed to take as many photos of whatever mundane or odd subjects as she wanted and Nani would get them developed. Nani recognized what were important habits for Lilo.

When Lilo asks for a pet lobster, Nani does not tell her that lobsters are not pets. She tells her, “We don’t have a lobster door, we have a dog door.” She makes sure the woman at the pound does not tell Lilo that “Stitch is not a real name”.

NANI SPENDS THE ENTIRE MOVIE MAKING SURE THAT LILO NEVER FEELS LIKE HER IDEAS ARE WRONG.

The only time we truly see Nani get angry with Lilo is when she is scared of Lilo being taken away. Nani spends the entire movie stressed out over taking care of her sister, trying to find a job, trying to make sure her sister has a friend, and yet she is always willing to put that extra effort, over and over again, to make sure that Lilo always believes that anything is possible.

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artisnteasy:

so yada yada people are upset about Merida getting sexified and glitterfied , it upset me too

it peaked my interest so i looked up the rest of the redesigns

what.

the.

fuck.

pretty much every single redesign of all eleven princesses has them thinner and with more makeup and so much sexy hair i cannot

but this

mulan, tiana, and jasmine all have lighter skin. pocahontas isn’t as bad in that department but um HELLO do you see what she’s wearing? like wtf it’s worse than any ‘indian’ costume i’ve ever seen. racist stereotypes like woah.

these redesigns are just gross and i wish people would get just as upset about this as they do about merida

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beeftony:

justplainsomething:

adrianestpierre:

Gaston really is the most terrifying Disney villain because he could be anyone in the world.

Later he convinces the whole town to set up his wedding with the knowledge that the would-be bride would be thrown into it. Everyone finds his creepy-ass tactics as cute and “boys will be boys” esque. So yeah, he is terrifying.

Yeah, the truly scary thing about Beauty and the Beast isn’t that Gaston exists, but that society fucking loves him. People who deride the movie by saying it’s about Stockholm Syndrome are ignoring that it’s actually about the various ways that truly decent people get othered by society. People don’t trust the Beast because of the way he looks, which only feeds his anger issues and pushes him further away. Gaston isn’t the only one who criticizes Belle for being bookish, either; the whole town says there must be something wrong with her. And her father gets carted off to a mental asylum for being just a little eccentric.

Howard Ashman, who collaborated on the film’s score and had a huge influence on the movie’s story and themes, was a gay man who died of AIDS shortly after work on the film was completed. If you watch the film with that in mind, the message of it becomes clear. Gaston demonstrates that bullies are rewarded and beloved by society as long as they possess a certain set of characteristics, while nice people who don’t are ostracized. The love story between Belle and the Beast is about them finding solace in each other after society rejects them both.

Notice how the Beast reacts when the whole town comes for him. He’s not angry, he’s sad. He’s tired. And he almost gives up because he has nothing to live for. But then he sees that Belle has come back for him, and suddenly he does. In the original fairy tale, the Beast asks Belle to marry him every night, and the spell is broken when she accepts. In the Disney movie, he waits for her to love him, because he cannot love himself. That’s how badly being ostracized from society and told that you’re a monster all your life can fuck with your head and make you stop seeing yourself as human.

Society rewards the bullies because we’ve been brought up to believe that their victims don’t belong. That if someone doesn’t fit in, then they have to be put in their place, or destroyed. And this movie demonstrates that this line of thinking is wrong. It’s so much deeper than a standard “be yourself” message, and that’s why it’s one of my favorite Disney movies.

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softfrancisbonnefoy:

sugahwaatah:

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zombieondrugs:

I get it, the majority is white, but what you’re not understanding is the majority of the world is white. The Disney tales are of all backgrounds; some German, French, English, Sweedish, ect. I’m Native American so I feel the pain of a “minority” but I’m fucking tired of everyone also jumping down White’s throats for doing not much of anything wrong. Sometimes, anger isn’t going to change things. Look at Blacks for example, black people are known to be against whites and look at what has happened, they’re getting their rights taken away all over again. It’s time to come up with a new plan to get true equal rights. I’m not saying Disney isn’t racist, but they’re doing their job and giving what the public wants. It’s not their fault the majority of people from the countries the Disney princesses were taken from were white. So shut the fuck about it already.

the majority of the world is white

is this for real?

"Blacks"
"the majority of the world is white"
"true equal rights"

this is real

someone actually sat down and took the time to write this

the internet is amazing

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